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The illustrious history of this vibrant South Florida luxury resort explains why the Boca Raton Resort & Club has achieved such monumental longevity and renown when so many others have simply vanished into the past. Discover the rich history and refined architecture of this renowned Florida luxury hotel.
On February 6, 1926, the Cloister Inn opens as the most expensive 100-room hotel of its day.
The Cloister Inn is purchased by Philadelphia magnate Clarence Geist and expands to include the former Cabana Club and a new golf course.
After $8 million in renovations, the Cloister Inn re-opens as the Boca Raton Club and is run as a private club until Geist’s death in 1938.
U.S. Army Air Corps trainees occupy the resort during World War II, citing the property as “the most elegant barracks in history.”
Real estate and theater entrepreneur J. Meyer Schine buys the club for just $3 million and opens it as the Boca Raton Hotel and Club.
Arthur Vining Davis, former CEO of Alcoa, buys the hotel and surrounding property for $22.5 million.
Davis’ namesake company Arvida Corp. begins a $14 million expansion, adding the 27-story tower, golf villas and a conference center to serve business needs as well as leisure travelers.
The Boca Beach Club replaces the old Cabana Club, a $20 million dollar addition set on half a mile of private Atlantic Ocean beach.
The Boca Raton Hotel and Club is sold to the Boca Raton Hotel & Club Limited Partnership and VMS Realty Corp.
The property becomes known as the Boca Raton Resort & Club and acquires the Boca Country Club, comprising luxury homes and condominiums, a golf course, tennis courts, fitness center and dining facilities.
The Boca Raton Resort & Club undergoes an $11 million renovation.
The Boca Raton Management Company replaces VMS Realty Corp. as the general partner for Boca Raton Hotel & Club Limited Partnership.
A $10 million tennis and fitness center opens as construction begins on the Mizner Center.
H. Wayne Hulzenga and Florida Panther Holdings Inc., now Boca Resorts Inc., buy the resort for $325 million. The Resort Golf Course undergoes a $6.5 redesign by famed golf architect Gene Bates.
Mizner Center opens as a comprehensive meeting and conference facility.
The Grand Piazza is completed, including Bar Luna and restaurant Lucca.
The resort unveils Spa Palazzo, a sanctuary of health and well-being in an exquisite building modeled after Spain’s Alhambra Palace.
The luxurious Yacht Club opens along with an exclusive 32-slip marina at the base of the eight-story Yacht Club.
Salon Palazzo opens; a new golf practice green and new croquet green debut; and a new children’s playground with water park is added to enhance family activities.
An affiliate of the Blackstone Group purchases the Resort for $1.2 billion.
Refurbishment of the Resort begins with a new lobby, redesigned rooms, Boca Bungalows, the Old Homestead Steak House and Cielo restaurants.
Ongoing expansion and redesign of the Resort, including the Beach Club, the new Palm Court, a new sushi bar by Masaharu Morimoto of “Iron Chef” fame and New York’s Serendipity.